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Economic history and conditions

  • American Insecurityby Adam Seth Levine

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Americans today face no shortage of threats to their financial well-being, such as job and retirement insecurity, health care costs, and spiraling college tuition. While one might expect that these concerns would motivate people to become more politically engaged on the issues, this often doesn?t happen, and the resulting inaction carries consequences... more...

  • Financing Economic Development in the 21st Centuryby Sammis B. White; Zenia Z. Kotval

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 59.95

    The fully revised new edition of this textbook presents a well-balanced set of economic development financing tools and techniques focused on our current times of economic austerity. While traditional public sector techniques are evaluated and refocused, this volume emphasizes the role of the private sector and the increasing need to bring together... more...

  • Business Statistics of the United States, 2014by Cornelia J. Strawser

    Bernan Press 2014; US$ 164.99

    Business Statistics of the United States is a comprehensive and practical collection of data from as early as 1890 that reflects the nation's economic performance. more...

  • The Response to Industrialism, 1885-1914by Samuel P. Hays

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 20.00

    In this new edition, Samuel P. Hays expands the scope of his pioneering account of the ways in which Americans reacted to industrialism during its early years from 1885 to 1914. Hays now deepens his coverage of cultural transformations in a study well known for its concise treatment of political and economic movements. Hays draws on the vast knowledge... more...

  • Recasting Indiaby Hindol Sengupta

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 28.99

    Twenty years after India opened its economy, it faces severe economic problems, including staggering income inequality. A third of its citizens still lack adequate food, education, and basic medical services, while Mumbai businessman Mukesh Ambani lives in the most expensive home in the world, which cost over a billion dollars to build. Despite... more...

  • Designing a European Fiscal Unionby Carlo Cottarelli; Martine Guerguil

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Does the European Union need closer fiscal integration, and in particular a stronger fiscal centre, to become more resilient to economic shocks? This book looks at the experience of 13 federal states to help inform the heated debate on this issue. It analyses in detail their practices in devolving responsibilities from the subnational to the central... more...

  • Boom, Bust, Exodus: The Rust Belt, the Maquilas, and a Tale of Two Citiesby Chad Broughton

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In 2002, the town of Galesburg, a slowly declining Rustbelt city of 33,000 in western Illinois, learned that it would soon lose its largest factory, a Maytag refrigerator plant that had anchored Galesburg's social and economic life for decades. Workers at the plant earned $15.14 an hour, had good insurance, and were assured a solid retirement.... more...

  • Blowing the Roof off the Twenty-First Centuryby Robert W. McChesney

    Monthly Review Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    In the United States and much of the world there is a palpable depression about the prospect of overcoming the downward spiral created by the tyranny of wealth and privilege and establishing a truly democratic and sustainable society. It threatens to become self-fulfilling. In this trailblazing new book, award-winning author Robert W. McChesney argues... more...

  • Co-operatives in a Post-Growth Eraby Sonja Novkovic; Tom Webb

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 29.95

    An essential introduction to the co-operative business model as a sustainable and equitable alternative to the current growth-obsessed economic paradigm. more...

  • The Cambridge Economic History of Australiaby Simon Ville; Glenn Withers

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 144.00

    Provides a systematic and comprehensive treatment of Australia's economic foundations, growth, resilience and future in an engaging, contemporary narrative. more...